BlackHawk1 said:It stinks that the Lezyne doesn't have the ability to clip a light on the back of it. Some reviews of it say the material (seams) shreds easy. I thought about this one, but I have reservations.
I didn't think it was possible to clip a light to that particular Lezyne. I thought the reflective strip wasn't able to accommodate one as it's flush with the bag and there's no play in it? I'd like to see a picture of a light mounted to it if you can provide one. Yes there is a dedicated light attachment section on many bags. Most bags have a little loop built in to them that allows for mounting a light. Both Topeak and Planet Bike bags have that feature as do many others. I attached two pictures so you can see what I'm talking about. I have the Super Flash as well. Also the Blaze 2W on the front. Planet Bike has some nice products at reasonable prices.jtmartino said:What are you talking about? I clip a light to the reflective stripe you can clearly see in the pic. And it works well. The light I use is the Planet Bike Superflash. Is there a dedicated light attachment point to which you are referring that can be commonly found on other bags?
And I'm not sure about shredding the material, as I don't usually crash on my bikes or rub against rough surfaces. I'd be far more worried about ruining my saddles than my cheap saddle bag.
I mean, don't take my word for it. Specialized makes some great saddle bags too. Use what you like, or what fits your budget.
BlackHawk1 said:I didn't think it was possible to clip a light to that particular Lezyne. I thought the reflective strip wasn't able to accommodate one as it's flush with the bag and there's no play in it? I'd like to see a picture of a light mounted to it if you can provide one. Yes there is a dedicated light attachment section on many bags. Most bags have a little loop built in to them that allows for mounting a light. Both Topeak and Planet Bike bags have that feature as do many others. I attached two pictures so you can see what I'm talking about. I have the Super Flash as well. Also the Blaze 2W on the front. Planet Bike has some nice products at reasonable prices.
This review shows the material on the Lezne shredding after just one ride...
"Above is the Lezyne Caddy the holes seen appeared after the very first ride. The material used is simply too thin and easily worn through."
More reviews on the Lezyne...
The Lezyne L Caddy is one I have been interested in, but the more I look in to it, I may have to eliminate it from consideration.
My bad on the clip for the light... if you say it can accommodate one then I believe you. Without looking at Lezyne's site for the description of the caddy... I don't recall them making note that it can handle a rear light. They should make note of it and maybe even include a picture showing one attached. I emailed Lezyne weeks ago with a pump question and they never did get back to me. That bums me out. The video card recently went bad in my computer and I emailed 6 different video card manufacturers about purchasing a replacement and just 2 of the 6 replied. I don't know what it is these days, but customer service with many companies stinks. I wanted to purchase the Lezyne Alloy Drive, but I'm not so sure I want to go that route now. I like the size, the flexible extension tube for less stress on the stem is a huge plus IMO, and the looks are nice, but... I'm looking for one that I don't have to pump 100+ times to inflate a mountain bike tire. I think the Topeak Mountain Morph pump just moved up to the top of my list. I agonize over these purchases. LOL!jtmartino said:It's definitely possible to clip a light to the bag. I don't have any pics with me, but it clips on the same way as any other bag.
Thanks for the info about the fragility of the bag. The blog showing the holes after one ride interests me - I wonder if they were caused by the threaded ends of his CO2 containers?
I mean, it works great for me, but I don't pack it full of crap until it's bursting at the seams. I have a tube, a patch kit, a tire lever, and my multi tool in there (as well as ID, cards, and cash) and I really don't have any problems. I got it at the same time I got my Lezyne Alloy Drive pump, which is awesome, so overall I have very few complaints about that company.
I'm not sure about the large size, however. For the price, you may want to stick with something more tried-and-true.
BlackHawk1 said:Hi jtmartino,
Thanks so much for the tire fix, disc brake tip! I never knew that... thanks to you I have learned something very valuable! If I did decide to get a disc brake wedge "for the heck of it" do you have a link to one you could recommendation to me?
Well buddy you will be glad to know I got the pump out of the way. I decided to order the Topeak Mountain Morph. I should have mentioned I have some back issues... herniated disc at L5 S1 and obstruction of neural foramen on both the right and left side with the right being the worst. You are probably wondering why I am even riding a bike? Anyway I love everything about the Lezyne Alloy Drive except that it will be a good bit more work to fill up a tire when compared to the Topeak Mountain Morph. I know you are well aware of that.
The tubes... so the valve lengths don't matter as long as I get a tube that fits? It simply comes down to my preference or is there an advantage with one valve length over another? Maybe I will go measure the ones I have and stick to that size.
Tools... you have to check out the Crank Brothers Pica and Pica+. I think they just came out. I saw them on their web site early this AM. They look sweet and Crank Brothers mentions that they click in to place. Just when I was about to pull the trigger on the Topeak Mini Pro 20 this comes up! LOL! The Pica's... not only do they look nice, but more importantly they look like they would be really functional, very nice to use.
After hearing your input I will think about the seat bags some more... especially when it comes to size. I hate to do it, but I may have to order a few to see what they look like (especially size wise) and then return the rejects. I wish my LBS had even just a little bit of variety. That's the problem... there's *very little* there so I can't compare things. No joke... Most stuff there has a layer of dust on it. My LBS is such a long story... totally inadequate and surprisingly uninformed on many things. They are an authorized Trek dealer (hard to believe) and when I won a Trek item via an online Trek promotion I went there to pick it up as I was told to go to my nearest dealer... well my LBS told me "we don't participate in that sort of thing." I couldn't believe it. It's either order online or drive an hour to see things in person. I take it the large bags I am considering are HUGE and totally unnecessary? They would look out of place on my bike? I'm sure you've dealt with a newbie like me before and us overdoing it. The "boy scout" term I've seen around here. I want to carry at least 1 spare tube, but 2 would be best I guess, a multi-tool, a CO2 inflator, a SKS Airchecker digital air gauge, tire levers, a cell phone, a wallet, a Clif bar or 2 lol. Maybe a digital camera, maybe a very small bike lock. Outside of that what else would I need? Thanks!